Nonetheless, people were frustrated by the sudden appearance and many took to social media to voice their, uh, let's say displeasure.
A spokesperson told CNN that Netflix tests hundreds of features annually and most are left on the cutting room floor. However, that's clearly not much comfort to anyone incensed by the sudden appearance of advertisements on their pay subscription service. If you fall into that category, here's how you can opt out of the test group.
There's a way to access this feature through settings -- one of many Netflix hacks you should be using -- but you can go right to the page by navigating to Netflix.com/DoNotTest. The page features little more than a toggle switch. If you turn it off, a customer service rep tells Thrillist, you won't be served ads during the test.
However, if there are other test features you hope to glimpse before your friends, this will turn off those features as well. By flipping the switch off, you're turning off all features tests and previews from the streaming service.
Now you can resume catching up on Dear White People, ad-free.